• Out of Time (2003)

Out of Time

Release Date: October 3rd, 2003

DVD Release Date: January 6th, 2004

PG-13 |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

Matt Lee Whitlock (Denzel Washington) is the police chief of a small Florida town, going through a divorce with his detective wife, Alex (Eva Mendes). He begins a passionate affair with Ann (Sanaa Lathan), only to find out that she's stricken with terminal cancer. Matt steals a large sum of money confiscated from a drug bust in order to pay for Ann's treatment -- but when she apparently dies in a suspicious fire, the money disappears, and all the clues point to Matt as the culprit.

Cast: Denzel Washington, Eva Mendes, Sanaa Lathan, Dean Cain, John Billingsley, Robert Baker, Alex Carter, Antoni Corone

Director: Carl Franklin

Genres: Thriller , Crime drama

Production Co: Original Film, Monarch Pictures

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Wife, Mystery, Tense, 2000s, Forbidden love, Police station, Temptation, Suspenseful, Gripping

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Franklin has enormous fun using these varied technologies to ramp up the suspense in a movie that is the most purely entertaining thriller since "No Way Out." show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Mr. Franklin has always been easy with quicksilver moods -- and Mr. Washington is terrifically appealing as a fool for love who loses his cool as he learns about fear.

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Cross "Body Heat" with "No Way Out" and you wind up with Out of Time, a slick crime melodrama with more style than substance. show more

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